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WELCOME TO OUR JUNE ISSUE… Welcome to the first of our summer issues and hopefully a period of more settled warmer weather for all of your upcoming outdoor events. As I write exam season is in full swing and evenings in our house currently revolve around finding as many ways as possible to keep revision interest alive. By the time this magazine is delivered GCSEs will be at the halfway point and A levels should just about be over. Good luck to all those still studying at the moment. Not long to go now before that lovely long break!

CHESSINGTON CHAT MAGAZINE Editor & Publisher: Sally Hawkins Contributors: Sgt Simon Baxter Beryl Gibson, MRRA Colin Punch, CDRA Catherine Sawbridge Editorials and advertisements: 020 8337 7041 75 Cromwell Road, Worcester Park. KT4 7JR sally@chessingtonchat.com www.chessingtonchat.com Printed by: Direct Colour, Unit 2, 60 Cox Lane, Chessington Industrial Estate, KT9 1TW. 020 8391 0011. www.directcolour.com Website: Paramount Website Design www.paramountwebsitedesign.com

July deadline: Monday 10th June Disclaimer: Whilst all reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information included in CHESSINGTON CHAT, the publishers can take no responsibility for the accuracy of statements made by contributors or advertisers or for the loss arising from non publication of any advertisement. All information is correct at time of going to print.

Outside of studies June is of course summer fair season and so we have details of many coming up in the next few weeks with more to follow in July. This month see adverts from Grand Avenue Primary p.13, Chessington Methodist Church p.13, Castle Hill Primary p.15 and Chessington Evangelical Church p.24/25. We welcome the following new advertisers: Barbara Riddell Therapeutic Counsellor p.6 and Kingston Business Expo p.47. And bring special offers and promotions from: Colin Bull Swimming p.6, Cine Sanctuary p.6, Carpets 4 U p.7, Shortland Sawbridge p.8, Just gardens & lawns p.9, Elmwood Vehicles p.27, CORT Furniture p.29, Time For You p.31, The Optical Gallery p.43 and Community Motors p.45. Our July deadline is Monday 10th June with delivery w/c 23rd June. Till then.


INSIDE: LPA - not just for the older generation………………..8 What’s on………………………………………..12-15 Technology for long summer nights………………….16 Recipe: Vegetable and Chilli Noodle Bowls………...18 Epsom Playhouse competition……………………….20 Safer Neighbourhoods……………………………....28 Residents’ Associations…………………………...32-33 Community pages……………………..……..36/38/40 Useful contacts………………………………………42 Local listings…………………………………………44 Index of advertisers and advertising rates………….46

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LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY – NOT JUST FOR THE OLDER GENERATION For a while now, Lasting Power of Attorney has been viewed as something you prepare as you retire or are of an older age. However there have been more and more cases of younger people now using these documents in case something happens to them in an accident or a sudden onset illness such as a brain tumour. The government department responsible for LPA registration, the OPG, has recently published the following in their Safeguarding Strategy: “We believe that all adults over the age of 18 should make an LPA so that someone they trust can make decisions for them in case they lose mental capacity. We want to lower the average age of our users and help more people from different backgrounds make LPAs.” Here at Shortland and Sawbridge we agree with this advice and would suggest that younger people should consider making such documents and most certainly recommend that everyone over the age of 50 have them in place. To that end we will offer a special price for LPA’s in June. LPA’s for a single person £275 LPA’s for a couple £475 (instead of £350 and £550) (additional fee of £82 per document payable to the OPG upon registration unless you are on low income or means tested benefits)

Have you written your Will? We will help you take care of this important task. We are members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters. Home visits at your convenience. Please call 01372 741418 or email wills@shortlandsawbridge.co.uk We also prepare Lasting Power of Attorney and offer Probate Services.

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Tuesday 4th June. Surbiton & District Historical Society welcome Mr Stephen Chater with his illustrated talk “Ruin, Wren and Renewal – The Great Fire of London”. Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton. 7.45pm. Visitors welcome – a contribution of £2 appreciated. Details from the Secretary, 020 8399 4473 or email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com

Wednesday 26th June. The Hook Centre Atrium will be transformed between 7.30 and 9.30pm into a creative space to bring residents and community groups in the South of the Borough together to share their thoughts and ideas to shape their Community Plan. The Community Plan is an action plan, created in partnership with The Royal Borough of Kingston and the local community to outline their ideas, aspirations and priorities with the aim of effecting change locally allowing ideas to be taken forward together. This is the first of many opportunities for the community to share their ideas and will be followed with other events and sessions which residents can come along to. Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday 29th June. Ewell Horticultural Association's Summer Show. 2.30 to 4.30pm at Blenheim High Sunday 23rd June. London Bus Museum presents ‘On School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH. Free the Buses’ at Brooklands Museum. 10am-5pm. A major admission - all welcome, free parking, a raffle plus display of almost all of the museum’s vehicle collection. refreshments with delicious homemade cakes. Displays Plus horse bus rides, Punch & Judy and Magic shows, Lil’ of summer flowers, home grown vegetables, cookery, Riders, Balloon modelling, Professor Crump and photography, craft & design and floral art plus plants Traders’ Market. Free car parking and shuttle bus. and garden sundries for sale. www.ewellhortassn.co.uk Vistor entrance via Brooklands Drive, Weybridge. KT13 Email: eha_details@ewellhortassn.co.uk OSL. Visit www.londonbusmuseum.com.

The Merritt Health Centre Patient Event Week 10th– 14th June 2019 Join us in a week of talks, discussions and activities led by Specialist Consultants, Practice Doctors and physiotherapists organised by Merritt Patients for the Community. Everyone is welcome Monday June 10th - 7pm - 8.30pm. Women’s Health. Miss Zainab Kahn, OB/ GYN consultant from St Helier and Ashtead Hospitals will talk to us about a variety of conditions including the menopause, bladder control and cancer. Tuesday June 11th - 7pm - 8.30pm. Diabetes. Come to hear a talk from Dr Prasun Kumar of Chessington Park Surgery & meet the Kingston Diabetes Ass. Wednesday June 12th - 2pm. Staywell. This charity organises social activities, lunch clubs and offers support and advice to adults 60 yrs + Wednesday June 12th - 7pm - 8.30pm. Recovering from Injury, Post Op etc. Physiotherapist Dave Emsley will discuss the impact of injury and the importance of good rehabilitation. Thursday June 13th - 7pm - 8.30pm. Men’s Health. Mr Samer Sabbagh, Consultant Urological Surgeon at St Georges and Ashtead Hospitals will discuss urological problems including prostate problems, erectile dysfunction and cancer. Friday June 14th - 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Pilates for Mums and babies. Chloe Beazley, a registered nurse and midwife has been involved in fitness for over 25 years. Daily Coffee Mornings - If you are in the surgery or just passing by, pop in for a coffee and a chat.

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Great Outdoors Technology for long summer nights. The combination of long nights and nice weather means it’s time to head outdoors – and technology can help make the outdoors even greater and the light nights even brighter.

as Amazon Echo. The lights enable you to create ‘recipes’ for different effects as well as control each light individually, and while they’re still quite expensive – a coloured wall light is currently £100 on Amazon – they’re very well made and work brilliantly.

Thanks to Bluetooth speakers, your music can go outside with you, but it’s wise to get a waterproof one just in case. We really like Denon’s DSB-250BT, which has really highquality music streaming and great sound. It’s pricier than some rival devices at around £129, but it looks good indoors as well as out. For something a bit more portable to take to the beach or hotel pool, the UE Wonderboom goes for around £55 and includes something most Bluetooth speakers don’t: an inflatable ring so you can listen to it in the water.

In the UK no matter how nice the day, the nights can get cold very quickly. If you’re considering garden heating, don’t go for a gas heater: they’re incredibly wasteful because they heat the air around them whether there are people there or not. It’s a much better idea to get an infra-red heater, which costs a lot less to run. Expect to pay around £70 for a wall-mounted model and around £120 for a tabletop model such as Charles Bentley’s 2000W electric outdoor patio heater.

Another great gadget for outdoor entertaining is the solar LED light. LEDs use tiny amounts of energy so it doesn’t take much sunlight to give them enough charge for hours of illumination. We’d recommend looking for warm white LEDs, which have a more yellow cast than the traditional blue ones: the light is warmer-looking and closer to incandescent bulbs, whereas bright white ones look a bit like car headlights. Expect to pay around £2 for a single LED post, rising to around £20 for a nice string of lights and £30 for a solar lamppost.

If you’re heating food rather than people, technology can even help with the humble barbecue: clip-on LED lights enable you to cook in the dark, while Bluetooth thermometers enable you to check on the food temperature without opening the lid and letting heat escape. You can get a no-name version for around £20, but if brand names are important then Weber’s basic iGrill is currently £56. The all-singing, alldancing iGrill 3 has two probes instead of one, enabling you to check on two things at once, and retails at just under £100.

If you’d rather have something brighter and more flexible, Philips has added garden lighting to its iPhone/Android-controlled Hue system, which also works with smart home devices such

Images: left clockwise - Argos LED solar lamppost, Denon bluetooth speaker, Charles Bentley tabletop heater, weber iGrill bluetooth thermometer.


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Vegetable and Chilli Noodle Bowls This is a quick vegetarian supper packed with flavour! Soba noodles are Oriental noodles made from buckwheat flour. You’ll find them in most large supermarkets but if unavailable, use egg or rice noodles instead. Ready in: 30 minutes Serves 4

Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp grated root ginger 1 red chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and diced ½ aubergine, diced 1 small courgette, diced 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced

Heat the vegetable oil in a large deep frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until tender and fragrant.

1 yellow pepper, deseeded and Add the carrots, aubergine, courgette and peppers and diced fry over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring 300ml hot vegetable stock frequently. Pour in the stock and simmer for a further 31 tbsp soy sauce 4 minutes until the vegetables are just tender. 1 tsp sesame oil Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the pack 250g pack soba noodles 1-2 tsp sesame seeds


Coriander sprigs, to garnish

instructions. Drain well and toss into the vegetables along with the soy sauce and sesame oil. Divide between four warmed bowls and served sprinkled with sesame seeds and garnished with coriander sprigs.

For a more substantial supper top the bowls of vegetables and noodles with slices of grilled or pan-fried firm tofu, or add some stir-fried prawns.


The Carpenters Story Tue 25th June at 7.30pm Tickets £23 This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centrestage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from LIVE musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection. Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, and many more! Win Tickets! We have two tickets to see The Carpenters Story at Epsom Playhouse on 25th June. Just send your name, email address and telephone number marked “Chessington Chat Carpenters Competition” to: fmaloney@epsom-ewell.gov.uk by Friday 21st June. First name pulled out of the hat will win the tickets! 01372 742555 www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk


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DIABETES GROUP GAINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION Kingston and Surbiton branch of Diabetes UK has been shortlisted for a national award, based on the help and support it has given to people of all ages in the Borough. Formed in 2015, the group continues to grow, based on monthly meetings held in the Education Centre of Kingston Hospital and a weekly exercise programme held at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre every Tuesday morning. Nomination for the national Inspire Award is a major achievement, with the final decision being announced at a London conference at the start of June. “It is very rewarding to see how those attending our meetings - all of which are free - are gaining so much in helping them live with the issues of managing diabetes,” said Kingston Chairman Richard Allen. “There are an estimated 2,000 people in Kingston who have diabetes but who are not seeking the right support. These are the ones most at risk of early death or serious complications such as declining eyesight and possible amputations. Those seeking support and following the best advice can continue to have long and enjoyable lives.” The next group meeting takes place at 6.45pm on Tuesday 18th June, when the subject will be pregnancy and sexual health matters associated with diabetes. The session will be led by Mary Murray, Diabetic Special Nurse at Kingston Hospital and the group are keen to encourage as many as possible to attend. Contact Richard Allen on 0794 9466795 or by emailing richardallen52@btinternet.com

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HOOK & CHESSINGTON WI The summer is finally upon us and as the weather warms up Hook and Chessington WI will be enjoying a varied programme of activities and outings. Our June meeting will see a talk about The Grange Centre in Bookham, a residential and day centre that supports disabled people and our July meeting will hopefully be a picnic out in the field next to the hall. Trips this summer include a day trip to Canterbury and a trip to Borde Hill Gardens and St Mary’s House and Gardens. There are also two trips to the Royal College of Needlework at Hampton Court. Along with our regular theatre trips and coffee mornings, there’s something for everyone. If any of our activities have interested you please come along and see us. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Hook & Southborough Parish Hall, 224 Hook Road, KT9 1PL. If you require any further information please call Sharon Cook on 020 8391 0723.

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owners. This process is not only very upsetting for the owners but it is also very lengthy and if as a result of the assessment there is a court process then there are additional financial costs imposed by the court on the owner.

Chessington North and Chessington South ward update - June. Traveller Encampment Due to the recent increase in community tensions caused by the encampment on Oakcroft Road, Chessington I arranged a joint street briefing. This briefing was supported by Councillor Lorraine Dunstone and officers from Tolworth & Hook Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). There were many questions asked and these were essentially around what was perceived to be the lack of Police action taken against the travellers, as well as a lack of communication from Police. As already mentioned two males were arrested for criminal damage and there are enquiries being undertaken at the moment reviewing CCTV to identify the persons involved in damaged to the building as well as crimes in the area. Due to the Easter Bank Holiday it did take longer to process the court order – this was needed as the building on the site is an office building and therefore a court order was needed for Police and the land owner/ agent to move the trespassers off the site. I accept that this was not ideal and that many residents were affected by anti-social behaviour caused by the incursion but please be assured that the team was doing all it could to speed up the eviction process. The Police have a legal framework to work within and this is a slow process which can often create the impression that Police are not taking any actions. Please be assured that everything was being done to speed up the eviction process. With regard to the communication issue I am currently working to ensure that communication is improved so there are regular updates issued via social media and other channels to the local community. Kingston borough have an injunction to protect their open places from traveller encampments and as a preventative measure they have fitted height bars in numerous locations across the area. If you see any suspicious activity around these sites or notice the locks have been forced or left open please report it to the Police and the council.

Please when in public exercise proper care and control of your dog and adhere to some basics:  Consider getting a muzzle if your dog is volatile and unpredictable.  When walking on a street or road always use a lead on your dog.  Secure the boundary or perimeter of your property to prevent your dog escaping onto public areas.  When walking your dog off a lead in a park or other open area please be considerate and mindful of other dogs in the area, so consider putting it back on a lead if the behaviour of your dog is causing anxiety or stress to other owners or dogs. Contact Points Contact points are held weekly and move around across the wards. If you would like to meet the team to discuss any issues the dates and locations are posted via Twitter and on the Police website. Contact Details Non-emergency call 101 Emergency please call Police on 999. Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Alternatively you can contact the team on the following numbers and via Twitter. Chessington North and Hook - 07342 713970 Chessington.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonN Chessington South - 0208 721 2001 Chessington.south.snt@met.police.uk @ChessingtonS Tolworth - 0208 721 2045 Tolworth.snt@met.police.uk @mpsTolworth Simon Baxter Ward Sergeant: Chessington North, Chessington South; Tolworth & Hook Rise

Dogs Dog incidents have continued to increase and these have included attacks on dogs, people and even cats. These incidents are very upsetting and traumatic for all persons concerned and as a team we regularly investigate these crimes. As part of the investigation all dogs involved in these violent attacks are seized and undergo a behavioural assessment before being returned to the 28

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RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS Chessington District Residents’ Association The Staff along with the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at The Orchard Practice GP surgery have been talking to local councillors and our MP, Sir Ed Davey, about the need to look for a new location for the Practice. The Practice has approximately 8500 patients and growing. Surgeries will become more of a hub, not just for appointments with your GP, but a location where Primary Care Services will be brought closer to patients as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to bring together Health and also Care in the Community services to improve the overall wellbeing of Communities . The present building location, within the apex of Orchard Gardens and Gosbury Hill, only has on street parking available for patients. The building and its infrastructure in need of extensive maintenance plus not being conducive for disabled patients, is severely constricting the ability of the Practice to progress. It is felt that any further money spent on the site is money down the drain. Recently Dr Kathryn MacDermott - Director of Commissioning for Primary Care Kingston Clinical Commission Group appreciated the need for something to be done and put her support behind a meeting where she, Liz Meerabeau - Chair of Healthwatch Kingston, Ellie Roberts - Practice Manager Orchard Practice, Colin Dance - Chair of Orchard Practice Patient Participation Group, Colin Punch and Rob Robb of CDRA and Councillor Margaret Thompson met at the Quaker Centre, Fairfield, Kingston, to look at ways of progressing it. Kathryn MacDermott suggested that Liz Meerabeau attend the Kingston Council CCG Estates Committee meeting on Tuesday 16th April to put forward the Orchard Practice case for moving to a new site. This she did, together with the relevant people from the various medical commissioning and primary care groups. Orchard Practice has now been put on the Agenda to look at obtaining funding to build a replacement Health Centre on a new site. One of the sites put forward by the PPG and supported by CDRA is the Moor Lane School site, so that the Orchard Practice stays near its existing location. This land, owned by the Community, is thought appropriate to be used for the good of the Local Community and we do not know of any other site within the area suitable for such a project. We are aware that hopefully a new Free School for Children with Special needs will be sited at Moor Lane utilising the existing buildings. We, as a Residents’ Association, wholeheartedly support this initiative as many of our special needs children have to be bussed to, or given residential places at, schools outside the Borough and it would be a great use of the building since Moor Lane Primary was closed in 2008. We are suggesting that they utilise part of the playing field, possibly the far end, for the new Health Centre which would look similar to the Merritt Gardens Health Centre and would not impact on the Special Needs school. At present the old school building houses staff for Children Services Team, so they will need to find another place. It is thought that possibly the Health Centre could also offer accommodation for the Team. This would mean both the North and the South of the South of the Borough Neighbourhood would have two purpose built Health Centres to cater for its ever growing population and would be excellent bases to fit in with the NHS-England’s and the Council’s joint Health and Community Care vision for the future. It would also mean the Orchard Practice site could be utilised for badly needed housing. Maybe accommodation could be built for medical personnel? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Our Annual General Meeting is being held on Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm in the Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Our Guest Speaker, Jim Morford, is the Borough Commander of Surbiton Fire Station. Many people do not realise that there is more to the Service than putting out fires or attending accidents, so we expect it to be an enlightening evening. Chairman – Colin Punch – Tel. 020 8397 2659 – www.chessingtondra.org.uk To receive a copy of our minutes contact us on e-mail chessingtondra@gmail.com


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MALDEN RUSHETT RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION How time flies, we are very nearly into June and looking forward to a good summer, with much to do around the garden if you are lucky enough to have one, and the most wonderful open spaces to relax and gather up your thoughts for the busy lives we all lead. We all need recreational places to go to like Horton Country Park, Stew Ponds, Ashtead Common, Jubilee Woods and the Hogsmill to name but a few. We must not allow the Mayor of London housing targets to swallow up any of these open spaces, by over-developing our borough despite Kingston Council’s offer to the Mayor that Kingston Council is a ‘Borough of Opportunity’. By RBK making this offer to The Mayor, they have effectively offered him Kingston as a building site to be concreted over. If you disagree with RBK’s Local Plan or any part of it please make sure that the Planning Development Committee know about your objections. I would also like to remind the Mayor and officers responsible that ‘Housing Need’ does not qualify alone as special circumstances to build on the greenbelt. The Malden Rushett Residents’ Association is watching events very carefully and objecting to proposals in The Local Plan when not in agreement, while at the same time picking up on the good points to protect our residents’ and wildlife’s interests. Recently we have met with officials of Kingston Council to discuss how to refurbish our children’s playground in Woodview, this has resulted in ‘Friends of Woodview’ being formed by committee members of the MRRA to raise funds for the refurbishment and oversee the works. This playground has been sadly neglected by RBK, but even worse, by dog walkers allowing dogs to foul the playground and believe it or not being used to pen horses. It states plainly on the gate no animals, but this notice is ignored resulting in children being unable to play safely due to excrement being left on the grass. Recently two small children’s swings were stolen, how sad is that! Other illegal activities are being launched from the playground at night of which we are aware and are the subject of investigation. We are holding another litter pick on Sunday 2nd June and are meeting at The Shy Horse pub in Malden Rushett at 10.30am for refreshments prior to setting of at around 11am. Please come along and help if you want, you will be very welcome, RBK are supplying litter pickers and rubbish sacks. Our last litter pick was very successful and this time we have ordered sunshine.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Established since 1970 FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS HOOK PARISH HALL, HOOK ROAD, CHESSINGTON, SURREY. KT9 1PL *Affordable and flexible payment for nonfunded children* *OPEN TERM TIME* *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 3 and 4 YEAR OLDS *FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY SESSIONS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS (if eligible) (15 hours per week EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING) 30 hours Offer now available 9am-12pm Monday to Friday 12.30pm-3.30pm Monday to Thursday or 9am to 3.30pm Lunch Clubs 12pm-12.30pm Monday to Thursday ENQUIRIES TO OWNER/MANAGER: MRS.S.MCNAMARA ON 0208 397 5226 hookpreschool@hotmail.com www.hookpreschool.co.uk OFSTED RATING: GOOD January 2017 Registration No.131787

The next MRRA public meeting is being held on Wednesday 26th June, 7.30pm at Chessington Garden Centre, light refreshments will be served. You may be interested in joining us on our Facebook page: http://fb/me/MaldenRushettResidents/Association Beryl Gibson. Chairman MRRA. E mail: bfors@outlook.com. Mobile: 0775 1024358

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CHESSINGTON HYPNOTHERAPY CLINIC Hypnotherapist, Psychologist Stress, Weight, Smoking, Phobias, Insomnia, Depression, Lack of Confidence, Panic Attacks, Exam nerves, Migraine, Regression and self hypnosis. Catherine Bayliss D.H.D.P., M.B.C.H. Principal of the British College of Hypnotherapy Established. 1981

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Chessington & Epsom Gymnasts heading to World Championships. 20 local gymnasts aged between 9-17 years old, including Chessington girls Lauren Jarvis & Lucia Aguiar, are travelling to Nashville, Tennessee USA this July to compete in the International Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs World Championships. The gymnasts from Startastic Gymnastics in Epsom were delighted to achieve qualifying scores at the recent National IAIGC Competition in Milton Keynes and were subsequently officially invited to attend the World Championship by the Director of UK Gymnastics. They will compete against Clubs from across America, Bermuda, Germany and South Africa on floor, bars, beam and vault over the course of Independence Day week. The girls are currently busy fundraising to help towards the cost of their flights for this unique opportunity to represent their Club and country. For more information or if you would like to make a contribution to help make their dreams come true then please visit www.startasticgymnasts.com

BUCKLAND WOMEN’S CLUB Meet each Tuesday Evening 7.30pm at the Chessington Methodist Church NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Our June program is ... 4th Communication with Liz McGarvey 11th My life as a Nurse with Sue Woodward 18th Growing up in the Sixties – Ian Franklin 25th Quiz Night For more information Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362

Hook Singers Summer Concert Hook Singers cordially invite you to our Annual Summer Concert on Saturday 29th June at 3pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Chessington, which is on the 71 bus route. We'll be performing popular songs from the Shows; there’ll be light refreshments and a raffle. Entrance is free but any donations towards the local charity we support - The Firtree Trust- would be much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you. A warm welcome awaits!

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The Epsom Riot and the Death of Police Sergeant Thomas Green Walks A walk tracing the events on the night of the 17th of June 1919 when Epsom Police Station was attacked by a mob of at least 400 Canadian soldiers. Earlier in the evening two of the soldiers had been arrested after a disturbance at the Riflemen pub and this was the excuse to march on the Police Station to demand their release. Discover why feelings were running high at the end of the Great War and follow the events of the 1919 Epsom Riot, from a scuffle at the Rifleman to its terrible conclusion at Epsom’s original police station in Ashley Road. Sunday June 9th 2pm Wednesday June 12th 2pm Wednesday June 12th 7pm Walks will begin at the Rifleman in East Street and finish in Ashley Road and take about an hour. Places to be booked with dbrooks@epsomewell.gov.uk, cost by a donation to Police Care UK. Further information from: David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell. Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel 0208 394 1734, Email dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.

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Chessington and Hook Voluntary Care Scheme That’s Us. Since my last item in CHAT, calling for help in getting new drivers into our Scheme, we have not heard of anyone interested!! If you would be interested, please ring our Office now on 8397 6298. With holidays coming up we really need more help to cover our many requests for assistance in the local Chessington and Hook area. The Chessington Fun Day on May 30th is an event we missed last year. However our presence this year was felt to be vital to getting our Scheme well known. We trust that you may well have had opportunity to visit our Stall and perhaps won a prize or sampled some tasty homemade cakes. But most of all, seen and talked to our Volunteers. Coming up in June will be our Clients Social, one of two occasions when the Clients can meet up with our Volunteers in a relaxed way. A letter will be in the post to those who have shown an interest in these kind of gettogethers. This will be at the Chessington Methodist Hall. Dates and times in the letter. Since joining Care I have enjoyed many roles that have seen me changing from Secretary to Treasurer and on to Chairman and then back to Secretary and then Chair. The arrival of Chessington Chat gave Care a chance to fill a slot in the Community Pages and so in 2010 it was my task to write a monthly article. This June issue will be my last. I hope others will see the need. My thanks to those who have helped from time to time. Special thanks to the caring Editor Sally Hawkins (I have met the lady once, her picture in the mag) for all her help over nearly ten years. Our Office Hours are Monday to Friday (9am to 12 Noon) The number again is 8397 6298. Cheerio. David Editor’s note: Thank you David, you are most welcome. Sally

Free Volunteer Course in Hounslow June 2019 If you have some free time in the new year, and you are a parent or grandparent, you could help other families with pre-school children. We are offering a FREE course to train you to be a home-visiting volunteer, supporting families with difficulties such as post-natal illness, bereavement or disability. Our next course will be held in Hounslow: Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow office, Hounslow. 6th June to 3rd July (Wednesdays and Thursdays – 6, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 June and 3 July). 9.30am – 2.30 pm.

Chessington Art Group We are holding our annual exhibition at The Methodist Church Hall Chessington on Saturday 15th June 10.00 until 4.00 Come along and see our work. All are welcome, admission is free and refreshments are available. For our normal painting sessions we meet every Thursday morning 9.30 to 11.30 at Chessington Methodist Church Hall KT9 2DJ and Thursday afternoon 1.00 to 3.00 at The Kings Centre KT9 2GZ. Enquiries to D Savage 02083915362 or on line at chessingtonartgroup.club

You could gain 3 points at NVQ level 1 or 2 (if accreditation option is chosen). After the course, you would visit a family for 2-3 hours a week. For more information, please contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 or info@homestart-rkh.org.uk

SPANISH CLUB FOR ADULTS Spanish Lessons in Surrey organises a Spanish Club for Adults once a month at 7pm at the Lucky Rover Pub. Practice your Spanish whatever your level or just network with professional people. The club is open to everybody and especially to: 

English speakers who are learning the language and don't have opportunities to practice Spanish. Adults who have a house or travel to Spain and Latin America and want to know about cultural issues. Spanish speakers who want to socialize among English speakers and share their experience living in the UK.

We meet at the Lucky Rover Pub, 312 Hook Rd, Chessington KT9 1NY. Opposite Hook Library. Next meetings: June 13, July 4. To register please email: bookings@spanishclubforadults.co.uk. www.spanishclubforadults.co.uk

THE EIGHT O'CLOCK LADIES CIRCLE Meetings now on 1st and 3rd week each month. JUNE PROGRAMME Mel Rees - again. A return visit by this popular speaker. June 20th Prince Charles, Bombs and Barry - a talk by Barry Buttonshaw. June 6th

www.8oclockcircle.webs.com Maureen Peters 020 8397 1559.

Chessington Cake and Community Chessington Cake and Community welcomes everyone ages 0-105 to join us for coffee/tea, cake and a natter every Thursday from 9.30am at the Hook Centre Library Café. Get out and about, make some new friends and eat some cake. For information of other events see our facebook page.

HOOK ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION Our friendly allotment association was founded over 50 years ago and is run by volunteers. We provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds; gardening products at not-for-profit club prices to members. Membership costs £2.50 a year and our trading facility is situated next to the entrance to the allotment plots, just beyond the rugby club pavilion, at the rear of King Edward’s recreation ground, Hook Road, Chessington. Sun: 10am-12noon We currently have full and half plots available to rent. To arrange a viewing call John on 07807 300749 .

Have your leaflets delivered inside Chessington Chat Magazine for £33 per 1000 or £280 for our full 8’500 distribution.


GENERAL Kingston Police Control Room (Non Emergency) 101 Chessington Safer Neighbourhood Teams 020 8721 2001 Chessington & Hook Voluntary Care Scheme 020 8397 6298 The Hook Centre 020 8547 6254 Hook & Chessington Library 020 8547 6480 The Kings Centre 020 8391 5522 Kingston Hospital 020 8546 7711 Thames Doc 020 8390 9991 Thames Water 0845 9200800 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Power Loss 0800 028 0247

PLACES OF WORSHIP St Mary The Virgin C of E Garrison Lane, Chessington. 020 8397 3016 www.stmaryschessington.org St Paul’s C of E 280, Hook Road, Hook. 020 8391 2362 www.stpaulschurchhook.org.uk St Catherine of Siena R C 100 Leatherhead Road, Chessington. 020 8397 3971 www.stcatherineofsiena.org.uk Chessington Evangelical The Kings Centre, Coppard Gdns, Chessington. 020 8391 5522 www.thekingscentre.org.uk Chessington Methodist Moor Lane, Chessington. 020 8296 9344 www.chessingtonmethodist.org.uk Hook Evangelical Church Brook Rd, Tolworth. 020 8397 8909 www.hookchurch.org

COUNCILLORS Chessington North and Hook Ward: Stephanie Archer Stephanie.Archer@kingston.gov.uk Margaret Thompson Margaret.Thompson@kingston.gov.uk Sharon Young Sharon.Young@kingston.gov.uk Chessington South Ward: Patricia Bamford Patricia.Bamford@kingston.gov.uk Andreas Kirsch Andreas.Kirsch@kingston.gov.uk www.chessingtonparksurgery.co.uk Christine Stuart The Orchard Practice Orchard Christine.Stuart@kingston.gov.uk Gardens, Chessington. KT9 1AG Tolworth & Hook Rise Ward 0208 397 9494 Lorraine Dunstone www.orchardpracticechessington.co.uk Lorraine.Dunstone@kingston.gov.uk Hook Surgery Merritt Medical Dennis Goodship Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. Dennis.Goodship@kingston.gov.uk KT9 2GY. 0208 397 6361 Thay Thayalan www.hooksurgery.co.uk Thay.Thayalan@kingston.gov.uk DOCTORS SURGERIES Kingston Primary Care Weekend Service. Surbiton Health Centre Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6EZ 0203 841 9942 Sat & Sun 08:00hrs – 20:00hrs Walk in and wait or ring for appointment. Last appt19:30hrs Chessington Park Surgery Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gardens, Chessington. KT9 2GY 0208 739 1977

KINGSTON COUNCIL South of the Borough Neighbourhood Committee meetings https://moderngov.kingston.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=179&Year=0 Kingston Council - all committee meetings https://moderngov.kingston.gov.uk/iedochome.aspx Kingston Council home page https://www.kingston.gov.uk/ Visit www.chessingtonchat.com for 2019 copy deadlines, our rate card, advert sizes, customer testimonials, distribution map and back issues.

MP for Kingston & Surbiton: Edward Davey MP contact@eddavey.org 020 8288 2736 SCHOOLS Castle Hill Primary Buckland Road, Chessington. KT9 1JE 0208 397 2006 Ellingham Primary Ellingham Road, Chessington. KT9 2JA 020 8397 3864 Lovelace Primary Mansfield Road, Chessington. KT9 2RN 020 8397 3265 St Mary’s C of E Primary Church Lane, Chessington. KT9 2DH 020 8397 9597 St Paul’s C of E Primary Orchard Road, Chessington. KT9 1AJ 020 8397 3553 St Philip’s School Harrow Close, Chessington. KT9 2HR 020 8397 2672 Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington. KT9 2JS 020 8974 1156 PHARMACIES Ace Pharmacy. 1-3, Ace Parade, Hook Rd, Chessington. 020 8397 4564 Boots Pharmacy. 4, Arcade Parade, Hook, Chessington. 020 8397 3793 Boots Pharmacy. 11, North Parade, Chessington. 020 8397 3072 Cohens Chemist. Merritt Medical Centre, Merritt Gdns, Chessington. 020 8397 1212

LOCAL LISTINGS Alexandra Table Tennis Club. Mon eves. 7.30-9.30pm at St Georges Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth KT6 7PF. All players welcome. Contact Jane 0208 397 3115 Alexandra Blenheim Academy Table Tennis Club. Sat 11.30 am till 1.30 pm for 8-15 year olds. Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, KT17 1NB. £5 per session inc coaching. Contact Tony 07703 602552 www.ab-tabletennisacademy.co.uk Better Bones, St Mary’s Centre, Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR. 11.30am Thursdays. Tel: 0300 123 8086 email KINCCG.Betterbones@nhs.net Bowls - Surbiton Bowling Club, Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Tues eves 5:50pm. David Lark 020 8224 2385. Buckland Womens Club. Tues eves. Chessington Methodist Church. Jennifer Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Art Group. Thurs am. Chessington Methodist Church Hall & Thurs pm at The King’s Centre. David Savage 020 8391 5362 Chessington Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Meet at Scout HQ to rear of 33, Garrison Lane. Beavers - Mon 6pm to 7pm, Cubs - Tues 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts - Fri 7pm to 9pm. See www.chessingtonscouts.org.uk for details or Email: info@chessingtonscouts.org.uk. Chessington Bowling Club, Church Lane - beginners juniors and adults welcome - contact Club Secretary 8397 6705 email: chessingtonbc@aol com Chessington Children's Centre at Castle Hill Primary . Stay & Play sessions, Baby Massage, Breastfeeding support, Family Learning etc. 020 8397 2006. Toy Library at Hook Centre, Tues term time, 9.30-11am. 020 8408 8927 Chessington Cricket Club. Sir Francis Barker Sports Ground, Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NB. 020 8397 9194 www.chessingtoncricketclub.co.uk Chessington & Hook United & Hook Youth Football Club. Chalky Lane, Chessington. www.chufc.co.uk. For Match & Training details call Andy on 07958 616829 Chessington Methodist Badminton Club. Tues eves Chessington Methodist Church Hall. Tony 0208 397 3081 Chessington Methodist Women's Fellowship Programme list inside Coffee Bar Door. Sec. Joy Fogg 0208 397 2104. Chessington Youth Action, Reg Charity 1058965. 97 Ruxley Lane, West Ewell. KT19 9HB www.chessingtonyouthaction.org.uk Corinthian-Casuals FC. Amateur football club for 418yrs at King George’s Field, Hook Rise South, Queen Mary’s Close, Tolworth. KT6 7NA. www.ccfcys.co.uk Friends of Shooting Star CHASE - Epsom & Chessington Sarah Johnson, Chairperson and treasurer 07921 774 191. Foc-epsomandchessington@live.co.uk Guides, Brownies & Rainbows in Hook & Chessington. Ann Fairhall 020 8391 4730 for details/ waiting lists. 1st Hook Beavers. Wed 6– 7pm, Fri 5.30– 6.30pm. 1st Hook Cubs. Tue 6.45 – 8.15pm, Thurs 6.45– 8.15pm. 1st Hook Scouts. Fri 7.30– 9.30pm. Surbiton South Explorers. Thurs 8 – 10pm. All meetings held at Group HQ, Verona Drive, Surbiton. Group Scout Leader Fergus Lang: fergus.lang@1sthook.org.uk 2nd Hook Beavers - Weds 5:30 - 6:30pm 2nd Hook Cubs - Tues 7 - 8:30pm

2nd Hook Scouts - Weds 7 - 8:30pm Group Scout Leader Emma Nash, 0794 4031369, gsl@2ndhook.org.uk. Hook Scout & Guide Band. Mon eves 7-9.30pm at 1st Hook Scout HQ, Verona Drive. Min age 9 years. Anne & Ray Bridger 020 8397 7525. www.band.1sthook.org.uk Hook Allotments & Gardens Association. Sun 10 -11am at the allotments at rear of King Edward’s Rec Ground. Hook & Chessington WI. 7.30pm every 2nd Thurs in the month. Hook & Southborough Hall, 224 Hook Road, Hook. Sharon Cook 020 8391 0723. Hook & Southborough Bowling Club. King Edward’s Recreation Ground. David 020 8397 1294 / Keith 07906 576270 Hook & Southborough Cricket Club. Somerset Avenue, Chessington. Players wanted. Keith 07828 119552. Hook Singers. Fridays 10.30-12noon at Chessington Methodist Church. New members welcome, no auditions required. Variety of popular songs. Contact Ruth Mackinlay 07746 234508 / Ruthmac20@hotmail.com Further details at www.hooksingers.btck.co.uk King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Kevin 0208 397 7025 Kingston Association for the Blind for help and advice for the Visually Impaired, Mon-Fri 10.00/midday 020 8605 0060, kingstonassoc@btconnect.com, www.kingstonassociationforblind.org Kingston Cycling Campaign. For those new to cycling or those who have not ridden for some time with easy pace rides around Surrey. Email: rides@kingstoncycling.org.uk Kingston Rugby Club. King Edwards Recreation Ground, Hook Road. Seniors meet Tues eves, Minis on Sun 10am12 noon. Contact Graeme Maisey 07866 124282. Email graememaisey@hotmail.com. www.kingstonrfc.com Little Rascals Toddler Group @ Hook Evangelical Church, Brook Rd, Surbiton. Drop-in group for parents, babies & pre-schoolers. Songs, crafts, play, chat and cake! £1/family. Fri 9.30-11.30am (term-time) Rosie Pease 07736 424102 Mrs Bennet's Ballroom. Regency style dance. St Marks Church Hall, Surbiton KT6 4LS. 8pm-10.30pm. £5. 020 8391 1215. www.mrsbennet.co.uk. Old Kingstonians Hockey Club. Ditton Fields, Summer Road, Thames Ditton. Social club. Mens/ladies teams. Train Weds. Games on Sat, juniors on Sun. Georgina Perry on 020 8397 2367 www.okhockey.com Surbiton & District Historical Society. 020 8399 4473 Surbiton Floral Club. 1st Wed in month at Raeburn Hall , United Reformed Church, cnr of Elgar/Raeburn Avenue, Berrylands. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. Floral demonstrations; talks; workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 St Paul’s Mothers’ Union Branch. 10am every 2nd Tues at the St Paul’s Centre. Carole Noakes 020 8391 2362. The Eight O’Clock Ladies Circle. Thurs eves at the Royal British Legion Hall. Valerie Birch. 020 8397 1256 The St Paul’s Players. Jean Harwood 020 8391 5133 West Chessington Childrens Centre. Lovelace Primary School. Stay & play sessions, Cook and eat courses, Messy Play and Welly walks. Jennifer Devane 020 8391 2145


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Chessington Chat June 2019 - Issue 143  

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Chessington Chat June 2019 - Issue 143  

KT9's Independent community magazine and business directory